Rui Oliveira-Silva
PhD student

Research Activities

I am working on the development of novel nanomaterial-based biosensors – from proteolytic sensors to logic-gates to be used during cellular hyperthermia. During my PhD I will mainly focus on the use of plasmonic, magnetic and fluorescent materials.

Selected Publications

Oliveira-Silva, R. et al. (2020) Monitoring Proteolytic Activity in Real Time: A New World of Opportunities for Biosensors. Trends Biochem. Sci. DOI:

Oliveira-Silva R, R. et al. (2019) Density Gradient Selection of Colloidal Silver Nanotriangles for Assembling Dye-Particle Plasmophores. Nanomaterials (Basel). 2019;9(6):893. DOI:

Rui Oliveira-Silva, et al., (2019) Temperature-responsive nanomagnetic logic gates for cellular hyperthermia. Materials Horizons. doi:10.1039/C8MH01510D

Rui Oliveira-Silva, João P da Costa, AL Daniel-da-Silva, R Vitorino, (2014) Magnetic chelating nanoprobes for enrichment and selective recovery of metalloproteases from human saliva J. Materials Chemistry B, 3: 238-249, DOI: 10.1039/C4TB01189A

João P da Costa*, Rui Oliveira-Silva*, AL Daniel-da-Silva, R Vitorino, (2014), Bionanoconjugation for Proteomics Applications - An overview, Biotechnology Advances, 32: 952-970, DOI: 10.1016/j.biotechadv.2014.04.013

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